[英] [həul] [美] [hol] 生词本
1. all of something including all its component elements or parts;
- "Europe considered as a whole"
- "the whole of American literature"
2. an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity;
1. including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete;
- "gave his whole attention"
- "a whole wardrobe for the tropics"
- "the whole hog"
- "a whole week"
- "the baby cried the whole trip home"
- "a whole loaf of bread"
- antonym： fractional
2. (of siblings) having the same parents;
- "whole brothers and sisters"
- antonym： half
3. exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health;
- "hale and hearty"
- "whole in mind and body"
- "a whole person again"
- synonym： hale
1. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly');
- "he was wholly convinced"
- "entirely satisfied with the meal"
- "it was completely different from what we expected"
- "was completely at fault"
- "a totally new situation"
- "the directions were all wrong"
- "it was not altogether her fault"
- "an altogether new approach"
- "a whole new idea"
- 2. whole-wave plate, full-wave plate
- 2. The whole building was soon aflame.
- 3. You can visit the whole palace except for the private apartments.
- 4. She had become brazen about the whole affair.
- 5. He spent the whole month canvassing for votes.